This project is a proposal design for an Emirati single family house in Dubai, U.A.E. It is designed on a normative flat site of about 1372.82 sqm. The site is boarded with two neighbouring plots and two roads.
The analysis of the site and an understanding of the social and cultural characteristics of the Emirati Society shed light on Issues of privacy, size of site, road noise, circulation and threshold between public and private zones of the villa as the major constraints.
The client values transparency and natural light. therefore it was important to provide as much glazing as possible while blocking out the solar heat gain on the south facade. In order to resolve the issue of privacy, public zones are separated from private zones of the villa with a threshold that blocks and blurs the boundaries between the 2 programmatic zones.